When I was in high school, my family had a 1965 Ford Falcon adorned in pristine baby blue paint over snow-white pleather interior. It was a veritable chick magnet despite my proclivity of having the exact opposite effect on girls at the time.
My mom promised the Falcon to me once I graduated. But my dreams were crushed one day when I came home from school only to be informed mom had sold it to my uncle for $800 because he desperately needed a car. It took a long time to forgive my mom, and eventually I did. But I occasionally still yearn for an old-school Falcon, which was Ford’s first entry into the so-called compact car segment.
Our featured Falcon is a third-generation model with some nice additions inspired by Shelby GT replete with hood, scoops, and rear spoiler. Starting with a complete bare-metal respray, the heart of this resto-mod comes from a 1968 Cobra Jet V-8 linked to a C6 automatic transmission and locking differential for some tire-smoking burnouts. No hotrod is complete without some eye-popping candy-apple blue paint, white GT stripes, and enough clear coat to embalm a 747. The interior is kept stock and tastefully reupholstered in black.
If my mother would have replaced our Falcon with this badboy, I might not have been so upset at Christmas dinner in 1985. Check it out at Haggle Me Classics where it is listed for $41,000.
Engine: 7.0 V-8 428 Cobra Jet (335-410 hp)
1966 Ford Falcon Sports Coupe- Custom 428 Cobra Jet Shelby Clone! Pro built for the SEMA Hotrod Show with no expenses spared. This car is one of a kind and a blast to drive!. It was a class winner at the Horsepower & Hotrods show 3/13. 1968 428 Cobra Jet engine with a heavy duty C6 transmission tied to a 9′ locker rear end. This car was rust free before being completely striped down and hand massaged to make it show car flat. We added 1966 Shelby GT hood and side scoops and rear lip spoiler. Then it was sprayed with custom pearl blue base, pearl white lemans stripes and then 2 gallons of clear was applied. We then color sanded and buffed the entire car to a brilliant ‘glass’ smooth finish. The interior is black and done just like it was in 1966…clean, crisp and beautiful. The car rides in new BFG direction tires and fully polished 16′ American Racing, Torque Thrust wheels. Every where you look you see perfection. It is as clean on the bottom as it is on top.